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Genghis Khan by FangWangLlin Genghis Khan by FangWangLlin
Genghis Khan, "Khan of Khans", was the great leader of Mongolians. At the end of 12th century, he united Mongolian tribes and challenged other powers to expand his huge Mongolian empire, which extended from South China to the Caspian Sea.

  In 1277, Khan attacked the West Xia Kingdom (presently Ningxia) and encountered strong resistance. He died of disease and age. The great emperor was later buried secretly according to Mongolian custom. It says that after the burial 2,000 men were slaughtered by some 800 soldiers who were in turn executed so that the location of the real tomb remains a secret.

  Genghis Khan's Mausoleum, rebuilt in 1954 185 kilometers south of Baotou, is a mausoleum, in which only his clothing is buried in memory of the great leader. The 5.5 hectares mausoleum includes three giant yurt halls which house coffins of the Khan, his wife, his son and his generals.

  There are four sacrifice ceremonies held annually to commemorate the great hero and leader of the Mongolian people. The ceremony, held on March 21st on lunar calendar, is the grandest. After the ceremony, horse racing, archery and wrestling are held as entertainment.
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Khan was a title, not a surname. His surname was Borjigin
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pneumonica Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
This is an incredible image of a man of personal significance to me.  He's actually responsible for me being born (through no intent of his own, but still).  When my parents first met, it was over a game of Trivial Pursuits.  My father, a Professor, got a question about Genghis Khan.  I do not know what that question was, but apparently there was a matter of error over his birth name - my father got it wrong.  However, among his circle, it was assumed that he was "never wrong."  My mother, knowing better, found an encyclopedia on a shelf, opened it to a page, pointed to a paragraph, and showed it to my father, showing the correct answer was "Temujin" (spelled in that book "Temuchin").  According to my father, he decided then and there he would marry the woman.  According to my mother, shortly after making that decision he learned her name.

This great man, from beyond the grave, brought my mother and father together.  I'm not sure he actually cared, but his influence was still there nonetheless.  It is a truly powerful image of the man, and I very much love it.
tinqwer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
khans r legends ,,
OtakuWolfCub Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
one of my favorite conquerors. SO BADASS!!!
TheOneAndOnlyToaster Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
yourmom10 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Great hero. Lol, bullshit. He was epic, but no hero, one of the greatest monsters of history. 
svesamikreteni Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He was still more religiously tolerant than the entirety of Europe at that time...
charlesatnc Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
or the muslims
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